I’ve spent a lot of time this month talking about goals, and what we need to do to set realistic ones. Now, as we come toward the end of the month, I thought you might like to know what my goals for 2015 are. That way you all can hold me accountable.
I’d also love it if you’d share your 2015 goals with us. Feel free to let us know in the comment section what you’re doing this year to get your stories out into the world.
Goal 1- Finish the rough draft of Starting Chains, which is the sequel to Broken Patterns. This hit a little snag earlier this month when I decided I hated it and thew all my pages and outline in the trash and started over from scratch, but it’s getting there. I’m 119 pages into the new and improved draft one, and feeling good.
Goal 2- Get Broken Patterns ready to send to potential agents. This is actually three goals wrapped in one. I need to write draft 4, after my beta readers have had a chance to rip it up, give it one final polish, and find a list of potential agents. My eventual hope is to have an agent by 2017. This is a hope, not a goal, because it depends on a choice made by someone else. I can do everything right in my pitch, but not be a good fit for that agent. Or maybe he’s got two books on his desk, and he likes he other one better.
Goal 3- Create an e-book that I will be prepared to sell in 2016. That’s sort of a big one, because it’s been awhile since I’ve worked on anything big besides Woven. Kind of think I need to refresh my brain a bit.
So, that’s it. Three great big writing goals. If I can do all three of them, I’ll have a finished manuscript, a good start on the sequel, and a self published book to start my career with. Let’s see what the year brings. On your mark, get set….